Cimbasso in the key of F
- Five (5+0) rotor valves of .728” bore
- 10.5” yellow brass bell
- Easy to play with good intonation, 2nd slide trigger
Takes American shank mouthpiece. Comes with zipper shell case and a mouthpiece.
After seeing Verdi opera music performed and wondering what that odd thing at the end of the trombone section was, I entered the world of the Cimbasso. Then after viewing Chris Olka's video review of the Dillon horn, I decided to splurge $4000 rather than the $15,000+ of top European brands. This horn is a solid delight to play! For the price, it just can't be beat. Olka tossed off the supplied mouthpiece as a paperweight (as most mouthpieces supplied with horns are), but it also does the job: Delivers a Trombone sound rather than a Tuba sound. Each of us can explore other mouthpieces of course.
Conclusion: If China stops trying to build an empire so we can trade again, I hope Dillon gets more in stock.